Conquering Junior Year

By: Will Horne
LEESBURG, VA-Junior year is known for being tough, and it stresses many students out as they prepare for college. A lot of students have trouble balancing school, sports, and extracurricular activities. But one junior who has found a way to manage it all is Kayleigh McKenzie.
Kayleigh maintains an A average, a position on the THS track team, and a job at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. She also participates in Irish dancing outside of school and competes at the state and regional level. In her spare time she practices playing the fiddle and enjoys a wide variety of music.
“I like to be active in my community,” says McKenzie. Kayleigh lives up to this statement through her commitment to volunteer work to benefit her community. She is active in many volunteer opportunities, such as helping at a local home for the elderly. She is also involved in an upcoming race that will raise money to help children without homes.
When it comes to how she remains successful with so many activities, Kayleigh says, “It’s hard to balance all of the things that I want to do, especially with all of my school work, but I just keep my priorities straight and focus on one task at a time”.